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John " Jack" H. Durkin

February 23, 1928 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 93)

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John H. “Jack” Durkin, 93 passed away peacefully Tuesday evening August 24, 2021.  He was born February 23, 1928, in Struthers, a son of Edward Durkin and Ann Ferguson Denmeade. 

After graduating in 1946 from Boardman High School, Jack attended Youngstown College.  He worked in the maintenance departments of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube and General Fireproofing.  Jack had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing in the men’s choir at St. Luke Church.   While at St. Luke’s, Jack was the assistant coach for  the girls, basketball team, and the head coach for the girls and boys track teams. 

His wife he former Ann Bator whom he married Nov 20, 1948, passed away Jan 10, 1990.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his children Jacquelyn Scarnecchia of Youngstown, Kathleen Elliot of North Lima, Linda (John) Bradley of Girard, Laura Rucci of Struthers, John (Heidi) Durkin, Jr of Phoenix, Az, Brian (Beth) Durkin of Poland and Mary Beth (Rick) Mershimer of New Middletown, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, Jack is preceded in death by a granddaughter Paige Anne Mershimer and grandson Nicholas Rucci, son-in-law Nicholas Rucci and a half-brother Allen Denmeade; half sister Martha Denmeade. 

Private funeral services were officiated by Deacon Paul Lisko at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by interment at Lake Park Cemetery.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.

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